Jay Nicolas Sario

OUT 04/15/2010

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Exit Interview: Episode 13 (Finale Part 1)

Designer exit interview: Episode 13. See which designer failed to impress the judges, and was voted off on Pr...
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JAY'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 13: The Finale, Part 1
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: JAY'S TAKE

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    What was the first garment you ever made?
    It looked like a school uniform jumper in twill. I thought it was cute.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    Dance music with a little of country.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    Age 11. I am a self-taught fashion illustrator. Tim Gunn said my sketches look straight out of Parsons.
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    Favorite designer(s)?
    Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs and Rodarte.
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    Current occupation?
    Visual merchandiser and lead stylist for Gap Inc. in the kids' division.
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    I was a cashier at the Home Depot.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Pairs of expensive, great-fitting jeans and big sunglasses.
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    What is your design training?
    I attended Honolulu Community College.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    I have the advantage of being a both a stylist and a designer.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    I procrastinate, but most of the time I create better fashion under pressure.
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    Texture and three-dimensionality play a big part in my designers.
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Wool, tweed, denim, leather; anything that can give structure and texture.
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    I love designing jackets that are one-of-a-kind and very feminine.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Both.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Both.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Green.
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    The economy.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Flare jeans and Ugg boots together.
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    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    A pair of Doc Martens strappy sandals that I wore with nylon cargo pants.
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    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Sarah Jessica Parker.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    A green strapless evening dress that flows beautifully from the hip down.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Angelina Jolie. I'd put her in a black, silky baby-doll evening dress, short in front, long in back.
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    Raquel Zimmermann.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    Model to me means perfect. You have to be tall and skinny, and better make sure she can walk!
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    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    Jay Nicolas Sario.
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    A stylist for celebrities, and I'd own a vintage boutique in Los Angeles.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    Los Angeles, California.
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    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    Japan.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Mischievous and playful.
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    How are you described now?
    Crazy! Mischievous and fun. I get into random fights when drunk. Honest and straightforward too.
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    Can you describe your family?
    Physically disconnected but all emotionally connected. We all live in different places.
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    Marriage or kids?
    Gay and living with a partner. We want to have kids in the next 10 years.
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    Any nicknames?
    Growing up, Boyet by my siblings. It means little boy. It's given to youngest boy in the family.
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    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    I have high standards for cleanliness. I don't get along with roommates who are lazy.
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    I love the bars in the Castro. That's where I get drunk with my gays most of the time.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Furniture hunting. Shopping for clothes and shoes. I have three dozen pairs of shoes. That's not a lot.
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    What are your favorite movies?
    Kill Bill and The Devil Wears Prada.
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    What are your favorite TV shows?
    American Idol, Glee, Housewives of Atlanta, Flipping Out, Top Model and America's Best Dance Crew.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Memoirs of a Geisha.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    Style.com.
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    iPhone or BlackBerry?
    iPhone.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Both.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Both.
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    Favorite food?
    Thai and Vietnamese food.
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    Beer or wine?
    Beer.
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    Guiltiest pleasure?
    Ben and Jerry's Creme Brulee Ice Cream.
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    Dishes in the kitchen sink.
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    Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
    Christian Siriano.
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    Project Runway challenge you wish they'd bring back for your season?
    Denim Levi's challenge.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back?
    Maternity challenge!
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    Your take on team challenges?
    Love them, because that's when designers throw teammates under the bus.
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    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    It was my second time auditioning. I was told I had been cast on my birthday, and I screamed!

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